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India think-tank urges light touch for fantasy sports regulation

An Indian government policy think-tank has recommended the establishment of a self-regulatory body, recognized by the central government, for the country's booming fantasy sports industry. It also said the government should maintain a "light touch" with regulation.
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PlayerzPot aims for the big league

It’s yet to break into the big league when it comes to India’s fast-growing online fantasy sports market, but gaming startup PlayerzPot has caught the attention of investors, raising $3 million to accelerate its expansion plans. 

Fantasy sports company PlayerzPot raises US$3 million in Series A funding

PlayerzPot, an Indian online fantasy gaming platform, say it has raised $3 million in investment through a Series A funding round. The company says it has shifted its vision from being a core fantasy gaming company to becoming the destination platform for complete real-money gaming and other casual online gaming enthusiasts. 

Dream11 acquires AI-backed fantasy sports startup

Dream Sports, the parent company of fantasy sports platform and IPL 2020’s title sponsor Dream11 has acquired artificial intelligence (AI)-backed fantasy sports startup FanDuniya.
Dream 11: Taking fantasy sport to the big leagues

Dream 11: Taking fantasy sport to the big leagues

Indian online fantasy start-up Dream 11 has quietly grown into one of the country’s biggest online gaming companies. Today, the company commands 90% of the Indian fantasy sports market with more than 90 million users - the highest number of registered users of any sports gaming platform in India. 
MPL raises US$90 million in new funding

MPL raises US$90 million in new funding

Mobile Premier League (MPL) has raised $90 million in new financing and plans expansion outside India.
New funding round values Dream Sports

New funding round values Dream Sports at US$2.5 billion

Dream Sports, the parent company of Dream11, has secured new funding worth $225 million, valuing the fantasy league company at $2.5 billion. 

Real money games in India “next big segment”

Real money games in India are the “next big segment” seeing compound average growth of 40 percent a year, according to a report from Bernstein Research.
Dream11 fends off court challenges over its legality

Dream11 fends off court challenges over its legality

The fantasy gaming firm Dream11 has been defending, so far successfully, a series of challenges to its legality in the courts of India. The most...

IPL to mark bounce back for India’s online fantasy games

While the legality of sports betting in India remains a question of debate, betting on online fantasy sports (OFS) has been the biggest growth area of the country’s online skill-based gaming industry.
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Life After POGOs – AGB Dossier

This Dossier results from the “Life After POGOs” editorial project by Asia Gaming Brief which culminated with a pop-up digital forum on 9th December to discuss potentials ramifications in the industry.

Australian market report: How to adapt to the new normal

Covid-19 forced the rapid and unexpected closure of venues across Australia, changing the operating environment with unprecedented speed and leaving managers scrambling to adapt...
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Life After POGOs – AGB Pop-Up Forum

The Philippines and Asia’s online gaming industry is going through uncertain times, with the gaming regulator seeing more and more operators leaving the country for greener pastures.
AGB Webinar - Acquiring and Retaining iGaming Customers

Acquiring & Retaining iGaming Customers

In this AGB Webinar Series, we covered the newest strategies for iGaming player acquisition and retention.
AGB Webinar Attracting Players, Not Fraudsters

Attracting players, not fraudsters

With sports betting restarting we are now seeing traffic levels return to pre-COVID levels. The same is unfortunately true for fraudulent activities as operators tempt players, both new and existing, with lucrative bonuses and attractive game offerings.
asia gaming briefings Dec 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Dec 2020 Edition

Over the years, many of the answers have been remarkably prescient in their forecasts for the near-term direction of Asia’s gaming industry. However, we can safely say that no one came anywhere close to guessing what 2020 may have had in store.
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Asia Gaming Briefings – Nov 2020 Edition

While nowhere in the world has escaped the economic fallout from the Covid-19 crisis, Macau has been hit harder than most, with forecasts for gross domestic product to shrink more than 50 percent this year.
asia gaming briefings OCT 20

Asia Gaming Briefings – Oct 2020 Edition

Before the Covid-19 crisis, tourism in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region was at a record high, on track to welcome 80 million visitors in 2019, generating some $90 billion in revenue.